Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin Kebbi
The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Emergency Operation Centre(EOC) has identified about 158,000 victims of flood disaster in 18 local government areas of Kebbi State.
The Team Leader of NEMA emergency operation centre, Sokoto Office, Tukur Abubakar disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Monday after meeting with Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu at government house.
Tukur explained that the team have been in Kebbi state for the past three weeks,go round the most affected areas and documents the details of flood victims.
According to him, “we have been here for the past three weeks. As you know, Kebbi state is one of the worst hit by the flood this year. So, we are here to access the level of the damage.
“We have gone round 18 Local Government Areas affected in the state and so far,we have collected the data of about 158,000 affected victims. And we are still gathering the data. We would forward our report to the office for further action”.
Tukur explained that the victims should be expecting necessary palliative after the completions of the data collations.
He said: “when we gathered these data,definitely, there will be palliative for them. Last year,we have agric intervention, this year too ,we are going to have the same thing.
” There are some houses affected by flood,fishermen were also affected. So,there will be some interventions”, he said.
He commended the Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for good synergy with NEMA stressed that Kebbi state stand above Sokoto and Zamfara offices in term of good synergy with NEMA.
Earlier, Kebbi State Chairman of SEMA, Alhaji Sani Dododo commended the team for coming to the state despite series of protest across the country.
He said, they have gone to 18 LGAs which were most affected by flood, where some bridges, houses, farming and animals were destroyed.
Dododo assured the victims that they would be compensated by government after all the collations of data have been completed.